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76 Not Paul Sawyer and his "Alter Ego" on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 5:58 am

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Good try, but the penny dropped some years back, even in the USA, that he was not the first in a limited boat, but was instead the first in an auto engined limited boat (266 ci hydro). Said this was a little sneaky. It was in the USA and the clue is still "LIMITED" and it was prior to 1950 of course.

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77 Re: Trivia on Tue 01 Mar 2011, 8:22 am

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And the answer is:
"Notre Dame" on Oct 9, 1940 on the Detroit River. Driver (and designer) was 23 yr old Gene Arena with Jack Finley as riding mechanic.
Speed was 100.987 mph.
The boat met Gold Cup class (letter"G") specifications.
What???
In the mid 1930's the American P.B.A. reduced engine size in this class to 625 ci maximum (later raised to 12l, 732 ci) with supercharging allowed.
Gold Cup did not revert to unlimited till after WW2 (letter "U"). For several years the G and U boats could be seen racing together.
"Notre Dame" was powered by one of the only two W24 layout, 620 ci supercharged Duesenberg engines ever built. It gave 850 bhp at 5000 rpm. This engine survives but the hull does not.

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78 Re: Trivia on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 11:47 am

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henry's fastest boat was called the boss and did a 178mph two way average

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79 Re: Trivia on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 4:33 am

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Who's Up?

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80 Re: Trivia on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 9:41 am

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how much did ken warby cut of the rudder of his boat before his record run

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81 Re: Trivia on Tue 11 Dec 2012, 6:07 pm

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ok, 6 cm



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82 Re: Trivia on Tue 11 Dec 2012, 6:08 pm

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Took almost a year to answer that was i correct?

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83 Re: Trivia on Thu 13 Dec 2012, 12:09 am

The Spook

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I think it was 1 inch

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84 Dose Google count? on Thu 13 Dec 2012, 3:23 am

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Motorboat racer Ken Warby built "The Spirit of Australia" in his backyard ... boat's design, Warby cut six centimeters off the rudder the night before

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/07/22/fastest.things.on.water/index.html

Because I used google, your up bob

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85 Re: Trivia on Sun 27 Jan 2013, 12:23 pm

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In what year did Alexander Graham Bell began experimenting with powered watercraft?

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86 Re: Trivia on Sun 07 Jul 2013, 2:59 pm

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admin wrote:In what year did  Alexander Graham Bell began experimenting with powered watercraft?

Beginning in 1908 Alexander Graham Bell and engineer Frederick W. "Casey" Baldwin began experimenting with powered watercraft. In 1919, with Baldwin piloting their HD-4 hydrofoil, a new world water speed record of 70.86 mph (114.04 km/h) was set on Bras d'Or Lake at Baddeck, Nova Scotia.

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